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Q & A

HPV Vaccine and Cancer Risk: Frequently Asked Questions

HPV-associated cancers are on the rise, but only about half of all adolescents in the United States have received the full series of shots. In this Q & A, Chrisann Kyi talks about why it's so important for young people to get vaccinated.

A nurse gives a girl a vaccination.

In the Lab

Putting the STING in Immunotherapy: Research Focuses on Ways to Improve Cancer Treatments

Researchers are looking for ways to make cancer cells more visible to the immune system.

Different viewpoints of the STING pathway

Finding

Discovery of Unusual Cell Type Could Help Guide Immunotherapy

A newly identified group of immunosuppressive cells could provide insight into the effects of immunotherapy drugs.

Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of T lymphocyte cells (blue) attached to a red cancer cell.

In the Clinic

Immunotherapy Combination Is Better than Chemotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

MSK’s Matthew Hellmann led an international, phase III trial looking at the combination of immunotherapy drugs ipilimumab and nivolumab.

MSK medical oncologist Matthew Hellmann

In the Clinic

After Isolated Limb Infusion, People with Melanoma Get a Second Chance at Life

Meet three people who were treated as part of a clinical trial for melanoma at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Bob Fontaine (with daughter Mariah, mother Margaret, and wife Ann) credits Dr. Ariyan's trial with saving his life.

In the Clinic

Chemotherapy-Immunotherapy Combination Aims to Knock Out Melanoma with a One-Two Punch

A new approach for treating melanoma combines the immunotherapy drug ipilimumab with chemotherapy that treats only the area affected by cancer.

Jedd Wolchok and Charlotte Ariyan in the lab

In the Lab

New Hope for Repairing a Damaged or Aging Immune System

Scientists have uncovered a molecule that, in mice, can promote the regeneration of the thymus, where T cells develop.

Three-dimensional reconstruction of the blood vessels in a mouse thymus using light-sheet fluorescent microscopy

Finding

Why Do Some People Beat the Odds against Pancreatic Cancer?

Scientists think they now understand why some people with pancreatic cancer survive for many years. Hint: It involves the immune system.

An illustration of the human pancreas